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8/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
Plans for survival bracelets move forward

Jeanette Hyduke
Palo Verde People


PALO VERDE - The Silver Squad Widows group is going forward putting together plans for the Survival bracelets which will aid in Blythe Cancer Resource Center's cancer walk, which will be held at the high school in October.

These Survival bracelets are attractive and can be worn on the wrist. In addition, if one finds themselves in a position where they need help, the Survival bracelets could help.

The bracelets are made from parachute cord, measuring 800 feet when stretched out. These will be sold for a nominal fee in order to aid the cancer program.

Last year, the Widows Group and other volunteers from the town helped in this program by selling cotton candy. Dan Garin and Bill Caram made and sold over $300 worth of the candy to help out the cancer event in October.

The Widows Group hope the bracelets will make more money this year. Keep watching this column for more news on this important endeavor. Connie Whitehead and Bennie Barritt will be spearheading this project with the help of many volunteers.

The Silver Squad Widows group is not a new group. They meet each Sunday for breakfast at the Palo Verde Bar and Grill. Members of this group are: Donna Ducette, June Hamilton, Barbara Colerus, Niva Henderson, Irene Tokarz and Anita Hudson.

This a great time for the women to share information about the town, make plans that will help the town, and enjoy companionship. All widows are welcome. The group is anxious to proceed with their work on the Survival bracelets.

Your reporter made a mistake recently in name spelling.

There are two women in town that have similar names. Winnie Barrett and Bennie Barritt. I called Bennie, Wennie. This was unfortunate as Bennie was one of a group of people that were cited to have the spotlight shine on them for outstanding volunteer services to the town. I want to be sure that recognition is due to the person or persons who deserve it. Both of these women are outstanding people in the town.

Do not forget that the first Saturday of the month is the Rod and Gun Club breakfast at the Rod and Gun clubhouse. For a very nominal fee you can get an outstanding breakfast of hot cakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes and onions, plenty of hot coffee and orange juice.

The reason for this economical breakfast is to find out what the Rod and Gun Club is endeavoring to do and to create a place where townspeople and visitors can come together.

The Rod and Gun Club is also planning a dinner Aug. 31 to welcome dove hunters to the area. We will be giving more details on this dinner as it gets closer.

Do not forget Aug. 17 as that is the date there will be an open house at the home of Winnie Barett, who will be explaining to all about her new venture on her property called Winibee's Bed and Breakfast.

Many are looking forward to see all Winnie has put together for this new business in town.

On that night, Aug. 17, an old-fashioned ice cream social will be held at the Palo Verde Improvement Association clubhouse. More information will become more available each week.

A very important opportunity may be available for many residents of the town. The El Centro Department of Rehabilitation may have funds available for those who need help with computers or other items that will help them add to their ability to make more money or to help the low-visioned person to create a better life for themselves.

This program is designed specifically for anyone who wishes to further their career or to help them in any way to become more financially independent

For more information call Maybelle Ramos-Riley at 760-353-1673.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: Eddy McGillicutty

The bracelets are made from parachute cord, measuring 800 feet when stretched out? Is this a typo? A typical paracord survival bracelet is 8-10 feet when stretched out. Even if you considered using the 5 inner strands of this cord together it would be no longer than 50 feet. 800 feet of paracord is pretty heavy.



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